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Gmoynihan, August 31,  2018  12:37pm EST

Cardiac structural impairment

i have finally been diagnosed with what they Doc’s a Brigham and woman catagorize as irreversible “permanent cardiac structural impairment” resulting in afib and aflutter finding very difficult to control.  All other aspects such as arteries etc are good. Been through two abalations, numerous cardioaversions and scheduled for my third Abaltion oct 3.  I am a former triathlete and my condition since diagnosed in late 2014 has basically sidelined me. Working out continues to get more challenging.  I am on tikosyn metoprolol losartin xeralto and levothyroxyn.  Does any one have a similar condition.  Oh I am 55 this year.  

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  • JamesPL
    JamesPL, September 2,  2018  11:45am EST

    Hi Gmoynihan,

    I am not familiar with this diagnosis but I will tell you that as difficult as it is to continue to exercise, you should keep at it. Part of the reason your workouts may be becoming more difficult could have to do with your age as well. I am in my early sixties and I have found that working out has become increasingly more difficult as I get older. To compensate, I have changed things up a bit. I have decreased running and increased weight training, elliptical training and biking. I was in my mid fifties when I had my heart surgery and although the recovery was slow, it was steady. I was also anxious to get myself back to where I wanted to be as it gave me a sense of personal achievement.

    Please do all you can to continue to achieve your goals. I wish you all the best!


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